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Thích Nhất Hạnh: The Fourteen Precepts of Engaged Buddhism

Do not think the knowledge you presently possess is changeless, absolute truth. Avoid being narrow-minded and bound to present views. Learn and practice non-attachment from views in order to be open to receive others’ viewpoints.

July 17, 2022 · 3 Comments

Michael Simms: Trigger Warning | Old White Guy Talks About Racism

White people don’t spend a lot of time talking about racism. Right-wingers dismiss racism as a talking point that black people use to get special treatment while left-leaning white people simply state that racism is an evil tendency among other white people, but not themselves.

May 21, 2022 · 10 Comments

Erica Etelson: In order to transcend Trumpism, we must tend to suffering — not celebrate it

Our survival as a species depends on our ability to turn away from the delusion of sweet revenge, and show compassion for those we may dislike or detest.

May 19, 2022 · 2 Comments

Doug Anderson: The Gravestone and the Continuing Self

When I was in my twenties I thought old age was an island only accessible by a bridge I’d never cross. But I’ve crossed it, and at seventy-eight the subject … Continue reading

August 1, 2021 · 10 Comments

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